Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation
Board for Contractors
Individual License and Certification Regulations [18 VAC 50 ‑ 30]
Action Journeyman Examination Exemption for Completion of Approved Apprenticeship Program
Comment Period Ended on 12/21/2022
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12/21/22  4:00 pm
Commenter: Charles Skelly IBEW 666

Opposed to proposed change to Journeyman Examination Exemption

The current apprenticeship program graduates that are exempted from the exam are programs that have demonstrated that they go above and beyond the minimum requirements.  Rewarding programs and participants that demonstrate excellence makes sense.  Simply exempting anyone that graduates a program that barely meets the education requirements is reducing licensing in the state to the lowest common denominator.  The current testing for most programs ensures that licensed trades workers possess a basic knowledge of the trade they are licensed in.  Please do not change the current requirements.

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